It’s not a secret that UGA sends a lot of players to the NFL. In fact, 56 players have left Athens to play on Sundays over the past 10 years, fourth-most of any program during that span.
Although they may not play between the hedges anymore, fans still feel a sense of pride when a former Bulldog leads his team to victory at football’s highest level. During the 2015 NFL season, we will track the top performances from former UGA players each week.
These Dawgs of years past had the best games in Week 4:
Todd Gurley, RB, St. Louis – It was only a matter of time before the former UGA running back made this list. After gaining only two yards on four carries in the first half, Gurley exploded in the second half of the St. Louis Rams’ win over the Arizona Cardinals, gaining 144 yards on 15 carries. Gurley broke free for a 52-yard gain to set up the game-winning touchdown midway through the fourth quarter.
Alec Ogletree, LB, St. Louis – Not to be outdone by his former Bulldog teammate, Ogletree once again led the Rams defense in tackles with 10 — all but one of them solo — and had two tackles for loss. Unfortunately, Ogletree broke his ankle in the first half and will require surgery, according to Rams coach Jeff Fisher.
Thomas Davis, LB, Carolina – Age doesn’t seem to be affecting Davis at all this season. In Sunday’s game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the 11-year veteran led Carolina with 11 tackles — including eight solo — and collected his second interception of the season.
Geno Atkins, DT, Cincinnati – Atkins continues to show he is fully-recovered from a torn ACL he suffered in 2013. In Cincinnati’s win over the Kansas City Chiefs, Atkins recorded three tackles, a tackle for loss and his third sack of the season.
Ramik Wilson, LB, Kansas City – Before Sunday, Wilson had yet to record a tackle in the NFL. After Sunday, the rookie linebacker had eight tackles to his name. Wilson tied for the most tackles on the team in Kansas City’s loss to Cincinnati.
Reshad Jones, S, Miami – This season, Jones has emerged as one of the best tackling safeties in the NFL. The former Bulldog is currently second in the NFL with 43 tackles, and managed to record another 11 stops on Sunday.
— NFL (@NFL) October 4, 2015
— Carolina Panthers (@Panthers) October 5, 2015
Geno Atkins, man. https://t.co/XMt7vv6OTA
— Josh Kirkendall (@Josh_Kirkendall) October 4, 2015